Technology Addiction Quotes

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Dave Eggers
“Here though, there are no oppressors. No one's forcing you to do this. You willingly tie yourself to these leashes. And you willingly become utterly socially autistic. You no longer pick up on basic human communication clues. You're at a table with three humans, all of whom are looking at you and trying to talk to you, and you're staring at a screen! Searching for strangers in... Dubai!”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Neil Postman
“It is not necessary to conceal anything from a public insensible to contradiction and narcotized by technological diversions.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Edgar Degas
“So that's the telephone? They ring, and you run.”
Edgar Degas

Nick Bilton
“So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
(Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014)”
Nick Bilton

Harlan Coben
“There are few times that I feel more at peace, more in tune, more Zen, if you will, than when I force myself to unplug.”
Harlan Coben, Six Years

Evan Sutter
“We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

“I believe the day Einstein feared the most is when people circulate pictures of dead bodies of relatives on WhatsApp and get Thumbs Down and Crying smileys as response.”
Ketan Waghmare

Abhijit Naskar
“It is okay to own a technology, what is not okay is to be owned by technology.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

“I stared at the tweet I was about to post. It wasn't going to add anything to my life. Or anyone else's life. It was just going to lead to more checking of my phone, like Pepys with his pocket watch. I pressed delete, and felt a strange relief as I watch each letter disappear.”
Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet

Martin Heidegger
“Everything is functioning. That is precisely what is terror-inducing, that everything functions, that the functioning propels everything more and more toward further functioning, and that technicity increasingly dislodges
man and uproots him from the earth.”
Martin Heidegger

Abhijit Naskar
“Silicon Psychos (The Sonnet)

If we cared more about the hard problem of real inhumanity,
And less about the fictitious hard problem of consciousness,
We'd have filled the world with human consciousness already,
Instead of still fighting for basic rights against base biases.
What kind of a moron goes walkabout when their home is on fire,
What kind of a moron abandons the living chasing life on silicon!
We really gotta take a hard look at our habits and priorities,
Dreaming is good, but dream devoid of life is but degeneration.
Chimps driving teslas are still chimps no matter the demagoguery,
All intelligence is disgrace if it's unaware of human condition.
A heartless organism living on silicon is no different,
From a heartless organism living in a carbon based human.
Be it crucifix or code, in savage hands every tool is weapon.
The wise use AI to design prosthetics, savages for transhumanism.”
Abhijit Naskar, Corazon Calamidad: Obedient to None, Oppressive to None

E. Temple Thurston
“The need for amusement is growing every day. The supply is increasing with the demands. They tell me the Earl's Court Exhibition in London is drawing hundreds of people there every night. New theatres are being built. I wonder sometimes when I hear these things how long it will be before there is scarcely a home left in England. Life does not amuse people so much as it once did. in time the only things that will amuse them will be amusements. In time we shall come to be a great congregation of people, struggling, fighting, straining to forget we are alive.”
E. Temple Thurston, The Open Window

Abhijit Naskar
“Tech is supposed to lift you up. If you're crippled by it, that's your own screw-up.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amantes Assemble: 100 Sonnets of Servant Sultans

Abhijit Naskar
“The world needs the kind of technology that lifts human condition, yet what we mostly have today is technology that elevates human comfort and degrades human condition.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Misafir Merhaba: The Peace Testament

Sujata Massey
“I didn't have a cell phone, and as a result I hadn't thought much about what one would do with them, other than irritate people around me.”
Sujata Massey, The Samurai's Daughter

“Nanotechnology can empower augmented virtual reality with even more reality.”
Edilson Gomes de Lima

“Businesses with new technologies in LCDs present a revolution in opposing technologies.”
Edilson Gomes de Lima, Dispensados pelo Excesso de Contingente

Abhijit Naskar
“Nuts and bolts do not constitute advancement,
Heart and help constitute true advancement.
Freezers are good for preserving dead meat,
To preserve life we need a warm environment.”
Abhijit Naskar, Himalayan Sonneteer: 100 Sonnets of Unsubmission

Marc Arginteanu
“Nowadays, Staten Island teenagers are glued to smartphones and huddled in cool, dark hideouts, like albino bats

Nowadays, if no one's posted it online, it's not real”
Marc Arginteanu, Azazel’s Public House

“Totalitarianism is the belief that human intellect can be the guiding principle in life and society. It aims to create a utopian, artificial society led by technocrats or experts who, based on their technical knowledge, will ensure that the machine of society runs flawlessly. In this view, the individual is completely subordinated to being a cog in the machine of society.”
Mattias Desmet, The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Cal Newport
“As a computer scientist, I make a living helping to advance the cutting edge of the digital world. Like many in my field, I’m enthralled by the possibilities of our techno-future. But I’m also convinced that we cannot unlock this potential until we put in the effort required to take control of our own digital lives—to confidently decide for ourselves what tools we want to use, for what reasons, and under what conditions. This isn't reactionary, it’s common sense.”
Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Kristian Ventura
“People could look like anything. Any person with a phone managed their identity through a selection of photos whose appearances were impractical to debunk. One could reap the impression of a character if they pleased. People could post to appear like-minded, tough, the best, smart, creative, melancholy, and rich regardless of their actual state. A profile was a catalog of identity theft: books made one dreamy. Luxury made one wanted. Art made one complex. Travel made one busy. And minimalism made a person seem above it all.

And the pursuit of this fraud only produced further unhappiness. Users’ contributions to the internet proceeded to tell the world that they were content and did not need love, while the very act of posting such a statement said that they were unhappy and indeed in need of love.”
Karl Kristian Flores, A Happy Ghost

Robert Musil
“Progress would be wonderful — if only it would stop.”
Robert Musil

Abhijit Naskar
“Where can we find health?
Not in gadgets but in simpleness.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“You don't need to renounce technology to live a healthy and happy life, you just need to reorganize its purpose in your life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

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